DOWNTOWN — A double whammy of bad news for Jérôme Ferrer, chef about town and owner of big banner downtown restaurant Europea. His two restaurants on Beaver Hall are both set to be demolished to make way for a major construction project belonging to Montreal business school HEC. Most notable is his bistro Beaver Hall (bearing the same name as the street), which has dished up casual offerings in that location for 12 years, and served its final plates on New Year’s Eve. Also caught up in the demolition derby is a location of the chef’s fast-casual snack bar, Jerry Casse-Croûte du Terroir (sometimes known as Chez Jerry in the past). This was the first location for what is now a mini-chain in the chef’s name, doing poutine, burgers, guédilles, and more, and five other locations and two food trucks are still running.
In a Facebook update, Ferrer called Beaver Hall an “Incredible success”, and dropped some vague news about a new brasserie he’s working on for 2018 — while it’s confirmed that Beaver Hall is now closed, Eater has reached out for details on whether the casse-croûte is still operational.
PLATEAU — It wasn’t the finest looking place in town, but it did pretty good sushi, especially by Montreal standards: Parc Avenue restaurant Bistro Isakaya shut its doors in December, as noted by a whole family of Eater tipsters, Gabriel, Howard, and Katerina Teller. The closure note (which appears to have been Google translated from French to English) bore the cryptic message “we hope to see you again some day”.
PLATEAU — Comforting cheap eats chain L’Gros Luxe closed its 100% Végé location on St-Andre following a hefty penalty imposed on them that stemmed from neighbours complaining about the restaurant’s noise — read the full story over here.
OLD MONTREAL — Argentine steakhouse L’Atelier d’Argentine has closed its doors on Marguerite d’Youville, although the Crescent Street location for the restaurant appears to be still up and running.
AHUNTSIC — The restaurant owner gave ample notice, but in case you missed it, five-year-old BYOW Le Chien Rose finally closed up shop on December 30.